Films Spotlight: Women + Film + Women

This month (and every month!), we’re highlighting films that put women in the spotlight - both behind and in front of the camera. Check out the women focused films we’re featuring this month:

BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

Featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, John Lewis, and more progressive politicians, this inspiring new documentary from Abby Ginzberg depicts the life and career of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace, and racial justice. Join for our Movie Monday screening of this film + live discussion with the director!

YAKUZA PRINCESS

“Visually arresting” and featuring “excellently choreographed action sequences,” according to Variety, this neon-drenched thriller follows a young woman (MASUMI) living in São Paulo, Brazil (the largest Japanese diaspora in the world) who discovers that she’s the heiress to half of the Yakuza… and the other half wants her dead.

MAYDAY

Written and directed by Karen Cinorre, ‘Mayday’ is a surrealist thriller about a woman (Grace Van Patten) who joins an all-female coastal army that has one goal in mind: to lure men to their deaths using radio signals. This modern take on the myth of the siren premiered this year at Sundance, and co-stars Mia Goth and Juliette Lewis. Join for our Movie Monday screening of this film + live discussion with the director!

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

This award-winning documentary from co-directors Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow centers on the wild story of Franco Stevens, the woman who founded the internationally successful lesbian magazine ‘Curve’ in the ‘90s. According to The Spool, ‘Ahead of the Curve’ "is destined to become one of those documentaries queer people can turn to in order to remember where we’ve been and how we’ve arrived here together.”

We also have these stellar library titles, each depicting emboldened women finding community:

RBG

SKATE KITCHEN

NAILA AND THE UPRISING

RAFIKI